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I have all sorts of gadgets (some of which are pretty costly), but I'll be honest. The only one I used in my post-op period was my stick blender.

I used the stick blender to blend fruit into my Protein Shakes. That's it, really. When I was on pureed, I stuck with stuff that was naturally pureed like refried Beans, cottage cheese, soft scrambled eggs, etc.

I wouldn't invest a whole lot into gadgets unless you plan on using them for life or as a normal part of your daily diet.

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1 minute ago, Mikeyy said:

I think they're both the same really mid range blenders. You can pay $20 or you can pay $2000 it really depends on your budget!

But I can't believe people buying pre-made Protein Drinks at like $3-$5 a drink when you can buy 2lbs of powder from $30+ and make your own shakes!

I am a working mom and i barely drink a shake a day-- so between taking care of my family, cooking meals, doing normal stuff at home, running my kid around, and working a busy full time professional job. I have no problem spending $20-25 bucks for a case of 18 pre made shakes :)

If you choose not to do that- great for you but sometimes convenience is worth a few bucks to people.

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I have a Vitamix. They're expensive, sure. But they are great for use as a food processor too. I use it to chop onion and even make cauliflower rice. Be sure to look at it as an investment.

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16 minutes ago, S@ssen@ch said:

I have all sorts of gadgets (some of which are pretty costly), but I'll be honest. The only one I used in my post-op period was my stick blender.

I used the stick blender to blend fruit into my Protein Shakes. That's it, really. When I was on pureed, I stuck with stuff that was naturally pureed like refried Beans, cottage cheese, soft scrambled eggs, etc.

I wouldn't invest a whole lot into gadgets unless you plan on using them for life or as a normal part of your daily diet.

Thanks for the input! I appreciate it.

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I spent $14.99 at BigLots for a Hamilton Beach one--looks kinda like a NutriBullet. Get's the job done on my green smoothies and that's about all I use it for. I have other tools for other things. I skipped the mush/puree stage and went straight to softs per my doc.

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So I had a nutri bullet before surgery and killed it pretty easily with making smoothies. The ice burned the motor out.

I picked up a ninja blender on Black Friday two years ago and it worked like a champ for me post-op. I still use it for the occasional Protein Shake when I’ve got a sweets craving.

I don’t think I’d buy a super pricey blender just for the purées stage. It’s such a short period of time!

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On 03/09/2019 at 13:18, insta_adventurer said:

So I had a nutri bullet before surgery and killed it pretty easily with making smoothies. The ice burned the motor out.



I picked up a ninja blender on Black Friday two years ago and it worked like a champ for me post-op. I still use it for the occasional Protein Shake when I’ve got a sweets craving.



I don’t think I’d buy a super pricey blender just for the purées stage. It’s such a short period of time!
Thank you! I actually ordered the ninja yesterday on Amazon since I still had about $30 left on a gift card. With a 3 y/o and a 13 y/o, I figure I can make plenty of smoothies and shakes. 😊

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